Italian appliance manufacturer Smeg has announced the introduction of two new warming drawers with a certified Sabbath mode, adding to its range of ovens currently offering the function. This feature has been specifically designed to meet the strict Sabbath Law requirements of the Jewish community and, as such, the drawers have been certified by FedTech as Sabbath compliant to Mehadrin level.
FedTech is a department of Kehillas Federation. Under the halachic direction of Rabbi SF Zimmerman, FedTech tests and certifies appliances to ensure they meet Sabbath requirements.
Having already led the way in producing Mehadrin certified Sabbath-mode ovens, Smeg has now revolutionised warming drawers for the Jewish community by ensuring convenience and ease when observing this sacred period. With family mealtime playing a prominent role over the Sabbath and Yom Tov period, Smeg keeps the intricacies of the Halachic requirements at the heart of the function to deliver exceptional quality food.
Warming drawers are typically created for plate warming, dough rising and slow cooking. While Smeg’s new warming drawers boast all these features, the appliances have also been specifically designed to offer convenient solutions to aid the food preparation process over the course of Sabbath and Yom Tov.
The latest Smeg warming drawer additions are available in the Dolce Stil Novo and Linea aesthetics, both of which feature touch controls, and can be built in under the co-ordinating oven, which is also Sabbath certified. Dolce Stil Novo 15cm warming drawer is available in glossy black with sleek copper finishings, made of eclipse glass with horizontal strip front panel, achieving an indulgent look. Whereas the Linea 15cm warming drawer comes in simplistic Neptune grey for a seamless and minimalistic appearance. The warming drawers also have a push/pull mechanism and accessories including a silicone anti-slip mat, to prevent mess and a plethora of functions including food warming, reheating, defrosting, dish and mug warming, proving, timers, delay timers and low temperature cooking.